In any hybrid environment, on-premises Active Directory objects are synchronized to Azure AD using some means such as Azure AD Connect. When Active Roles 7.1 is deployed in such a hybrid environment, the existing users and groups' information, such as Azure objectID, must be synchronized back from Azure AD to on-premises AD to continue using the functionality. To synchronize existing AD users and groups from Azure AD to Active Roles we must use the back-synchronization operation.
Back Synchronization is performed by leveraging the existing functionality of Synchronization Service component of Active Roles. Synchronization workflows are configured to identify the Azure AD unique users or groups and map them to the on-premises AD users or groups. After the back-synchronization operation is completed, Active Roles displays the configured Azure attributes for the synchronized objects.
For information on configuring Synchronization workflows for Azure AD, see One Identity Active Roles Synchronization Service Administrator Guide.
Pre-requisites to configure the back-synchronization:
NOTE: Before adding a replication partner in a Replication environment, make sure to perform back-synchronization in the Service that is configured with the Publisher database.